Trey McBride

Arizona Cardinals
Tight End
Arizona Cardinals
Tight End

Trey McBride News

Corrals all targets in finale

McBride had three receptions on as many targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 38-13 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: McBride was one of the few bright spots for the Cardinals in a forgettable season finale. The rookie tight end finishes with 29 receptions for 265 yards and a touchdown, with most of that production coming down the stretch in place of injured starter Zach Ertz (knee). The latter had major surgery to his knee in November, so McBride could continue starting for Arizona to begin the 2023 campaign.

Jan 8, 2023 6:54 PM EST

First career touchdown

McBride recorded seven receptions on 10 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: McBride showed immediate rapport with David Blough and tied for the team lead in targets. He turned that into career-high marks in receptions and yards, highlighted by long gains of 26, 16 and 14 yards. In addition to the big plays, McBride hauled in his first career touchdown on a four-yard catch early in the second quarter. McBride had a slow start to his rookie season, but he now has at least three receptions in five of his last six games.

Jan 1, 2023 7:55 PM EST

Nabs three receptions Sunday

McBride finished with three receptions for 17 yards on four targets in Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: The rookie tight end's target count and playing time (he logged 85 percent of the offensive snaps) didn't change much with Trace McSorley directing the offense, but McBride's efficiency trended back down along with most of Arizona's other pass catchers except for Greg Dortch (10 catches for 98 yards) while the third-string quarterback was at the helm. Colt McCoy has since cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and should take back the reins of the offense from McSorley while Kyler Murray (knee) is sidelined, but McBride is still likely to remain a highly volatile performer who will need to score a touchdown to generate a notable fantasy line.

Dec 28, 2022 1:28 PM EST

Breaks out against Denver

McBride recorded four receptions on five targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 24-15 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: McBride has operated as Arizona's top tight end since Zach Ertz (knee) went down in Week 10, though entering Sunday's game he had yet to top 28 receiving yards in a game. However, McBride showed particularly strong rapport with Trace McSorley and managed lengthy receptions of 29 and 14 yards to account for the majority of his production. With both DeAndre Hopkins and Marquise Brown still dominating targets, McBride could see inconsistent usage to close his rookie campaign, though Sunday's performance was still encouraging.

Dec 18, 2022 6:36 PM EST

Totals three catches Monday

McBride recorded three catches (on six targets) for 28 yards during Monday's 27-13 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: After notching three receptions total (all in Week 4) in the first eight appearances of his career, the 2022 second-round pick now has at least one catch in four consecutive games. His boost in usage coincided with Zach Ertz's season-ending injury to his left knee, and McBride has responded with a cumulative 9-50-0 line on 14 targets during the aforementioned span. McBride may be forced to work with backup quarterback Colt McCoy for the rest of the campaign after Kyler Murray left Monday's outing early due to a knee injury of his own, so while the snaps will be there for the rookie tight end to take advantage of, the play under center may not be consistent enough to produce.

Dec 12, 2022 9:38 PM EST

Manages one catch in Week 12

McBride hauled in one of three targets for one yard during Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: McBride continues to pace Cardinals tight ends in snap share (79 percent Sunday) since Zach Ertz suffered a season-ending knee injury early in Week 10, with Maxx Williams (26 percent) and Stephen Anderson (18) well behind the rookie second-round pick. Still, McBride hasn't done much with the increased workload, recording a cumulative 6-22-0 line on eight targets over the last three games. His play count can expect to remain high, but wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Marquise Brown will continue to dominate looks from quarterback Kyler Murray.

Nov 28, 2022 8:50 PM EST

Records career-best four receptions

McBride tallied four catches (on four targets) for 14 yards during Monday's 38-10 defeat to the 49ers.

Analysis: In the Cardinals' first game without Zach Ertz due to a likely season-ending knee injury, McBride was the biggest beneficiary among the team's tight ends, earning a 76 percent snap share to Maxx Williams' 18 percent and Stephen Anderson's 10 percent. McBride also doubled up that duo in yards and targets, however minimal those totals were. Moving forward, the rookie second-round pick is set to serve as Arizona's primary tight end, and his production could become more consistent once Kyler Murray (hamstring) and not Colt McCoy or Trace McSorley is leading the offense.

Nov 22, 2022 9:55 AM EST

Set for larger role sans Ertz

McBride is poised for a bigger role in the Cardinals offense with Zach Ertz (knee) out indefinitely, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Following Ertz's early departure Sunday at the Rams, McBride earned his largest snap share of his rookie campaign, earning 91 percent of the offensive plays. McBride fumbled and recovered his only catch of the day -- which marked his first reception since Week 4 -- but he's hauled in all four targets for 31 yards through nine appearances. The 2022 second-round pick will join forces with veteran Stephen Anderson to man tight end in place of Ertz for the foreseeable future and potentially the rest of the season.

Nov 14, 2022 8:45 PM EST

Regular usage continues in Week 9

McBride logged 13 of 63 offensive snaps during Sunday's 31-21 defeat to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Since seeing the first three targets of his career Week 4, the rookie second-round pick has received consistent offensive snaps in five games in the interim. That said, McBride hasn't been targeted during that stretch, despite earning at least a 21 percent share of the plays. Meanwhile, veteran Zach Ertz continues to dominate reps at tight end with 68 targets through nine contests, a reality that makes McBride a fantasy nonentity in the middle of his first pro campaign.

Nov 8, 2022 9:01 AM EST

Remains active, but output lacking

McBride logged 34 of 66 offensive snaps and 24 more plays on special teams during Thursday's 42-34 win versus the Saints.

Analysis: Selected in the second round of this year's draft, McBride made his pro debut Week 2 and has been a regular at tight end over the last four games, but his only tallies on offense so far occurred during a three-catch performance Week 4. He has logged time on special teams in all six appearances this season, but his first (and only) tackle in kick or punt coverage came Thursday. Considering Zach Ertz dominates snaps and targets at his position, McBride may continue his quiet ways for the foreseeable future.

Oct 21, 2022 9:19 PM EST

Records first catches of career

McBride reeled in all three targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 26-16 victory at Carolina.

Analysis: McBride was on the receiving end of quarterback Kyler Murray's first pass of the game, and by the time the clock hit 0:00, the rookie second-round pick had blown away his usage from his first two career appearances, logging 32 of 76 snaps on offense after handling five combined between Weeks 2 and 3. If his increase in playing time continues, McBride now may be the Cardinals' clear-cut No. 2 tight end behind Zach Ertz moving forward. However, considering Ertz's snap share has hovered between 82 and 93 percent over the last three contests, McBride could be a hit-or-miss option without a number of absences in the team's receiving corps.

Oct 4, 2022 9:14 PM EST

Role to expand, but when?

McBride's role in the Cardinals offense is expected to grow as the season goes on, Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic reports.

Analysis: Coach Kliff Kingsbury said as much after Friday's practice, relaying McBride is "doing better and better." The rookie second-round pick was a healthy scratch Week 1, then logged just one offensive snap and 10 plays on special teams this past Sunday in Las Vegas. He's stuck behind top tight end Zach Ertz and a pair of veterans in Maxx Williams and Stephen Anderson, so managers may have to play the waiting game for McBride to get regular work in the offense. McBride's next chance to do so arrives Sunday afternoon against the Rams.

Sep 23, 2022 2:07 PM EST

Has quiet pro debut

McBride notched one offensive snap and 10 plays on special teams during Sunday's 29-23 overtime victory at Las Vegas.

Analysis: Despite being a rookie second-round pick, McBride was a healthy scratch in the season opener while all of Zach Ertz, Maxx Williams and Stephen Anderson were active and saw offensive snaps. The aforementioned trio of tight ends again mixed into the offense Sunday, but McBride actually was active and did so for a single play, too. He may have a steep path to regular work as long as Ertz, Williams and Anderson are available, but McBride at least has that first snap on offense behind him.

Sep 19, 2022 8:52 PM EST

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